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(Solved) Hello, I'm have trouble understand what the question is asking on part b. I'm working out of WileyPlus, Kimmel Accounting 6th Ed, Expand Your...


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I'm have trouble understand what the question is asking on part b. I'm working out of WileyPlus, Kimmel Accounting 6th Ed, Expand Your Critical Thinking 18-1. My part a is correct, BE for capital intensive: 185929 and Labor Intensive: 168095

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Creative Ideas Company has decided to introduce a new product. The new product can be manufactured by either a capital-intensive method or a labor-intensive method. The manufacturing method will not affect the quality of the product. The estimated manufacturing costs by the two methods are as follows.
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Capital-Intensive Labor-Intensive
Direct materials $4 per unit $4.50 per unit
Direct labor $5 per unit $7.00 per unit
Variable overhead $3 per unit $4.00 per unit
Fixed manufacturing costs $2,171,000 $1,333,000

Creative Ideas’ market research department has recommended an introductory unit sales price of $28. The incremental selling expenses are estimated to be $432,000 annually plus $2 for each unit sold, regardless of manufacturing method.

With the class divided into groups, answer the following.

(a)

Calculate the estimated break-even point in annual unit sales of the new product if Creative Ideas Company uses the: (Round answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 5,275.)

(1) Capital-intensive manufacturing method.
(2) Labor-intensive manufacturing method.

Capital-Intensive Labor-Intensive
Break-even point in units

(b)

Determine the annual unit sales volume at which Creative Ideas Company would be indifferent between the two manufacturing methods. (Round answer to 0 decimal places, e.g. 5,275.)

Annual unit sales volume

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